1973-1979 Ford Pickup Channel Vinyl Seat Cover, Open Back

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PART#: 57340 STARTING AT $180.00

Each kit is custom made as ordered. Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery.

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This is a channel vinyl cover that fits a 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979 Ford pickup. All material on this cover is vinyl, and it has pleats that are approximately 5.5″ wide, and a center pleat/bolster that is 8″ wide. It has foam backing that is approximately 1/2″ thick.

This isn’t just a seat cover, it’s a true upholstery kit that you can install yourself. This ready-to-install kit is designed specifically for your factory original frame and is not a universal cover. It is made of the highest quality, auto-rated materials and will completely replace, not cover, your existing upholstery. With it’s fully foamed back, this kit will help in restoring your auto interior to a comfortable and clean new look while saving you hundreds of dollars.

Each kit includes installation directions, and the hog rings and pliers required to secure the kit to the seat frame. The kit does not include a replacement seat pad. Each kit is custom made in the U.S.A., based on your selections, and is shipped directly from the manufacturer to you in approximately 2-4 weeks.

The two seat back options are:

  • Open Back – This is suitable for standard cab pickups where you will not see the rear of the seat. As it sounds, the seat cover wraps around the edges of the seat, but the majority of the seat back is exposed.
  • Closed Back – This is optional for standard cab pickups but required for extended cabs, crew cabs, and Suburban front seats. As it sounds, the seat cover wraps around the entire back of the seat.

The common style options are as follows, with all having vinyl side boxing for durability. The common style options fit bench seats without headrests. For any non-bench seat, or seat with a headrest, please see individual product description for available options.

    1. Channel – All channel covers have pleats that are approximately 5.5″ wide, and a center pleat/bolster that is 8″ wide. Channel options are:
      • Vinyl channel stitch
      • Velour channel stitch
      • Tweed channel stitch
    2. Designer – All designer covers have pleats that are approximately 2.5″ wide, and a center pleat/bolster that is 8″ wide. If the cover has side bolsters, they will be approximately 5″ wide. Designer options are:
      • Tweed designer insert with vinyl center bolster
      • Tweed designer insert with vinyl center and side bolsters


Due to variations in computer monitor settings, we recommend that you request a fabric swatch of the material type and color that you like so that you can see and feel it. To request free samples, please click on the request sample link. Because this is a quality custom item made to your specifications, no returns are allowed for dissatisfaction with fabrics, colors, or styles. The photo provided is representative of seat cover design only and may not represent your specific seat configuration.

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1 review for 1973-1979 Ford Pickup Channel Vinyl Seat Cover, Open Back

  1. 5 out of 5

    Quality Replacement Cover for 1979 F150 RangerI purchased this cover to replace the worn out one on my 1979 F150 Ranger. I first requested samples to match my existing interior color. I opted to make my vinyl color and my boxing/bolster color match, and I chose 25v Blue Vinyl.
    I liked that it had the stitching to break up the large flat surface of the seat and the back. It also came with hog rings and hog ring pliers. They aren't amazing pliers by any means, but if you're only doing one seat, it's a nice reason to not buy a $40 pair to use once.
    I personally didn't replace my foam on my seat because it didn't need it, so I can't speak to how much more foam you can add in, but even my 37 year old foam made it tight to get the cover on. I definitely recommend having the cover sit out in the sun for several hours immediately before attempting to stretch it over the seat and back.
    I can't speak for how this would rate for someone trying to do an original restoration, but for an effective seat cover that looks good and was the best price, I highly recommend it.

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